Look for the following:
Safety: check if the child care is licensed with your state and country. Find out if it is well equipped to handle emergencies and if the staff is trained in first aid. If required, get feedbacks from parents of other children attending the child care.
Staff: the members of the staff are responsible for the care and learning of your child when you are away. Make sure your child is in good hands through the day. Watch how the staff works with the children and check if they are kind and caring. Make sure there are enough staff members to give personalized attention to the kids.
Learning programs: Find what kind of learning programs and activities the center is offering. Check if they are on lines of your child’s interests and are apt for your child’s age. You should also consider whether the programs fit with your family values and inculcate the right spirit in your child.
Affordable: Check your finances to see whether it fits the fee charged by the child care. Determine whether the services at the child care is worthy of the fees that you pay.
Convenient: Think about the location of the care center, if it is convenient for you to drop and pick up the child everyday and if you can reach the place easily in case of emergency. Peer: the age of children at the child care center is a crucial aspect that most parents tend to ignore. Make sure your child gels well with other children at the center and are happy at the end of the day.
Bottom line, the child day care center should be a pleasant and enriching experience for your child. It should be a place where your child can learn, play and be well taken care of.